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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Medway Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    01-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This course provides you with a sound knowledge of the scientific principles and technologies in ultrasound.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (PgC MSK US) is designed for practicing healthcare practitioners, with a relevant first degree, who wish to increase their scope of clinical practice to include musculoskeletal ultrasound. The PgC MSK US is most relevant to physiotherapists and sonographers; however it is also beneficial for radiographers, sports therapists, medical doctors and researchers.

Successful completion of the PgC MSK US will enable you to obtain a formal ultrasound qualification to practice musculoskeletal ultrasound safely and effectively.

Your future career

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, you will obtain 60 HE credits at level 7.

A ‘typical’ student with a physiotherapy or medical background may go on to incorporate musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations as part of their routine clinical assessments in order to achieve a definitive diagnosis for their patients. This, in turn, may reduce the number of hospital/clinic visits for patients and expedite the most appropriate treatment regime, thereby leading to improved patient outcomes.

A ‘typical’ student with a sonography or radiography background may go on to incorporate musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations as part of their routine clinical practice, thereby increasing their professional range of expertise, job satisfaction and value within a diagnostic ultrasound department. This, in turn, may increase accessibility to musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations, reduce patient waiting times and expedite the most appropriate treatment regime for improved patient outcomes.

Tuition fees

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£ 1,570module

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Canterbury Christ Church University

  • University League Table

    125th

  • Campus address

    Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 30 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 181
    126 60%

    24th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    24th

    3

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